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2026 WCQ: Sudan overtake Senegal in Group B, Libya go top in Group D after defeating Mauritius

Thursday evening witnessed series of 2026 World Cup qualifying games across different centers in the continent of Africa.

The biggest result of the afternoon was in Group B where coach Kwesi Appiah’s Sudan claimed a convincing 2-0 victory over Mauritania in Nouakchott.

Sudan on Thursday night stunned the Mauritania 2-0 away from home to boost their chances of making it to the 2026 World Cup.

Saifeldin Bakhit scored first in the thrilling encounter inside 15 minute before Aly Abeid doubled the lead after an own goal in the 29th minute against own team to hand the visitors all three points.

The win propels Sudan to the top of Group B with seven points, three more than second-placed Senegal, who are set to host DR Congo in the group’s other game on Thursday.

In another venue, Libya hosted Mauritius in a Group D encounter at the Martyrs of February Stadium.

The hosts took the lead in the 20th minute through Faisal Al Abdri, but Mauritius equalized ten minutes later courtesy of Kevin Bru.

Libya regained the lead just before halftime, with Ahmed Ekrawa finding the back of the net in the 40th minute.

The 2-1 victory sees Libya go top of Group D with seven points, overtaking group leaders Cameroon and Cape Verde, who are scheduled to clash in Yaounde on Saturday.

The group standing will take a new shape today and tomorrow after many teams would have played their 2026 qualifiers.

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